Open Champions Clarke, Hamilton, U.S. Open Champion Janzen Commit To Sanford International

KELO Sanford International PGA champions

PGA TOUR Champions golfers Darren Clarke, Lee Janzen and Todd Hamilton have officially committed to playing in the inaugural Sanford International Presented by Cambria.

Clarke is in his rookie season on the PGA TOUR Champions. The Northern, Ireland, native won the 2011 Open Championship and is a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR. Clarke has an additional 15 international victories. He is a six-time Ryder Cup team member, including serving as team captain in 2016.

Hamilton, a resident of Westlake, Texas, earned his major title at the 2004 Open Championship. That year, he also won the Honda Classic. The proud Oklahoma Sooner football supporter has 14 international victories.

Janzen, a native of Austin, Minnesota, is a two-time U.S. Open winner who has eight career PGA TOUR victories. Janzen was a member of the Ryder Cup teams in 1993 and 1997 and the President’s Cup team in 1998.

Lawrence & Schiller is providing the website and course maps for the Sanford International.

“You can find a little Lawrence & Schiller in virtually every aspect of this event,” said tournament director, Greg Conrad.

LeMars, Iowa, company Insane Impact will provide mobile and modular video equipment throughout Minnehaha Country Club to ensure fans are kept up to speed with all the action on the course.

ThriveHive is the official digital and social media partner of the Sanford International. During tournament week, patrons will have the chance to post on the ThriveHive social media boards for a chance to win Sanford International gear.

Tickets to the inaugural Sanford International Presented by Cambria are now on sale. Patrons may purchase tickets at, Austad’s Golf, Hy-Vee or by phone at 877-748-3376. Tickets start at $10. The prices listed on the Sanford International website are what you pay during checkout because all facility and processing fees are included.

About the Sanford International
The Sanford International Presented by Cambria, the first ever PGA TOUR Champions event to be contested in South Dakota, will be played at Minnehaha Country Club the week of September 17-23, and will feature a $1.8 million purse. A five-year agreement is in place through 2022. In its inaugural year, the Sanford International will focus on charitable giving and making a lasting impact in Sioux Falls. For more information about the tournament, please visit You can also follow the tournament on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About PGA TOUR Champions 
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2018, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Scotland and Canada, with purses totaling more than $56 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at, at, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

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